Best Camera for Outdoor Photography

Best Camera for Outdoor Photography-Cameras in the range of INR 23,000 to INR 35,000
While buying a camera you should decide on the following criterion.
  • Size of the Image Sensor
  • Zoom Lens
  • Size of the Camera
  • Speed of the lens (Auto Focus).
Based on the above parameters you should buy a camera that fits in your budget. I have compared the following cameras broadly based on the above parameters.
Nikon Coolpix P7700 Vs Sony DSC RX100 Vs Canon Powershot G15
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Canon Powershot SX50HS Vs Sony HX200V Vs Nikon P510

Sony DSC Rx100
Sony DSC RX100 Best Image Sensor but Poor Zoom and has a High Price  INR 34,990 
If you are looking for an extremely compact camera with an excellent Image quality then Sony RX100 would be the best choice. Sony RX100 has the best image sensor for any compact cameras in the market as of today. (As of Dec 2012). And Sony RX100 image sensor is the best as compared to Nikon Coolpix 7700, Canon Powershot G15, Sony HX200V and Canon Powershot SX50HS. But sony RX100 is a pocket camera, and hence has a poor zoom lens. 
Sony RX 100 is good for Nature Photography, Landscapes, Night Photography, Portrait, Tourist spots and the image quality is extremely good. 
Sony Rx100
Canon Powershot G15
Canon Powershot G15 fastest Autofocus but poor Zoom lens. High Price  INR 34,995.00
If you are looking for a fast Auto Focus camera then Canon Powershot G15 would be the best bet. It also has a fairly large image sensor as compared to Canon Powershot SX50HS, Sony HX200V, Nikon P510, Nikon P7700 and Canon Powershot G15.
Note: Image sensor of Nikon Coolpix 7700 and Canon Powershot G15 is of the same size. Image sensor of Sony RX 100 is much better than the image sensor of Nikon Coolpix 7700 and Canon Powershot G15.
Again Canon Powershot G15 is good Nature Photography, Landscapes, Night Photography, Portrait, Tourist spots and the image quality is very good. 
Canon Powershot G15
Nikon Coolpix P7700
Nikon Coolpix P7700 Image sensor better than Canon Powershot SX50HS, Sony HX200V, Nikon P510. Same as that of Canon Powershot G15 but not as good as Sony RX100. Price Reasonable INR 24,950 but it has a Poor Zoom lens.
Nikon Coolpix P7700 is good Nature Photography, Landscapes, Night Photography, Portrait, Tourist spots and the image quality is very good.  
Nikon coolpix P7700
Which Camera to by if I do a lot of macro photography? Or Which camera to buy if I do a lot of Bird photography?

To answer the above questions I have listed 3 best cameras in the market as of Dec 2012. Canon Powershot SX50HS, Sony DSC HX200V  and Nikon Coolpix P510
Canon Powershot SX50HS
Good Zoom Cameras but Average Image Sensor. Canon SX50HS is a good all round camera.
Canon Powershot SX50HS is the best amongst Sony HX200V, Nikon P510, It has the best zoom (50X optical) available in the point and shoot market as of Dec 2012. Image sensor of Canon Powershot SX50HS, Sony HX200V, Nikon P510 is of the same quality and size. Autofocus of Canon Powershot SX50HS is better than Sony and Nikon.
Canon Powershot SX50HS is good at Bird photography, wildlife photography, macro Photography, Sports Photography, flower closeups. So if you are an amateur bird photographer, Do a lot of out door sports photography, Love to take nature closeups like flowers and do a lot of macro photography of insects etc, then Canon Powershot SX50HS should be your choice. Price of Canon Powershot SX50HS is slightly higher INR 29,995 compared to Nikon P510 INR 23,950 and Sony HX200V INR 24,990.

Apart from the above mentioned options Canon Powershot SX50HS also handles the following quite well. 
Nikon coolpix P7700 Sony DSC HX200V 
Sony HX200V has the best picture effects amongst Nikon P510 and Canon SX50HS. All other features are nearly the same, the zoom is much less compared to both Canon SX50HS (50X Optical) and Nikon P510 (42X Optical). Sony DSC HX200V has a GPS which Canon SX50HS does not have. Major limitation that I found only in Sony DSC HX200V is that you cannot switch off the display preview which can be quite annoying if you are taking photos in rapid succession for example while doing bird photography. Sony HX200V handles the following quite well with the limitation of zoom 30X optical. Price is reasonable INR 24,990. compared to Canon SX50HS INR 29,995

Nikon coolpix P7700

Nikon Coolpix P510 
Nikon Coolpix P510 is an extremely good camera when it comes to outdoor photography. The image sensor is of the same size and quality as that of Canon SX50HS and Sony DSC HX200V. It has a built in GPS which the Canon SX50HS does not have. And it handles the following quite well.Price of Nikon Coolpix P510 NR 23,950. 

Nikon coolpix P7700

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